Fostering Scientific Discourse with the Driving Question Board

PhD Science® uses recurring anchor visuals throughout each module to help develop coherence and to collect and display evidence of students’ new...

PhD Science Awarded “Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021” STEAM Excellence Award

Great Minds® is pleased to announce that PhD Science® was selected as a winning product of the “Educators Pick Best of STEMTM 2021” STEAM...

Using Anchor Charts and Models to Drive Student Learning

As both new and veteran implementers facilitate PhD Science® in their classrooms, the anchor visuals embedded in the curriculum play a pivotal...

Did I ever tell you about the time?: Using storylines in the science classroom

The best piece of classroom management advice I ever got before I started teaching came from my mathematics methods professor, Jane Moore, at...

COVID-19 Modifications in a Student-Driven Classroom

PhD Science® is an immersive curriculum that allows students to “dig in” with hands-on experience as they conduct scientific investigations and...

Want to Improve Science Education? Empower Students to Study Real-Life Phenomena

The recent news that U.S. students’ science scores have declined since 2015 should be a wakeup call for anyone concerned about the quality of...

A Texas-Sized Approach to Early Science Instruction

For school students, so much has changed since March 2020: from the way they get to school to how lunch is served to no field trips. In the...

Planning and Preparing for Lessons

As we dive into a new school year, now is a good time to focus on the two “Ps” that can help new implementers begin their journey with PhD Science®

Preparing for the School Year with the Teacher Resource Pack

Just like each student has a backpack full of supplies to help them succeed, you as an educator have the same. As you prepare for your new...

Social-Emotional Learning in Science: White Paper

How does PhD Science® integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) with science instruction?  

Students’ social and emotional well-being is...

Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, we've pulled together some tips that will help you brush up on your teaching skills and explore news...

Science Should Not Be an Elementary School Elective: White Paper

Science education is consistently squeezed out of elementary school schedules. Distance and hybrid learning further threatens the time allocated...

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